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Paddington Station, My first glimpse of London.
I caught the 11.31 train out of Oxford to London's Paddington Station. I have to say that arriving in a big station like this in a big city like London (especially after JUST leaving towns like York and Oxford) is fairly overwhelming. The whole "being out of my comfort zone" thing was in full effect haha. I asked directions to my hostel here. Luckily, I finally found someone who realized that the portion of the address I had was a stop on the tube (subway), so I folowed the signs towards the underground. I was totally expecting to have to buy a day pass for the tube. When I was walking in, though, there was a guy walking out who was apparently finished with his. He handed it to me without saying a word haha. That saved me about $10.50... I hope this is something they do often lol. Tomorrow I won't be so lucky thought because I will need the pass earlier than 13.30

So I got to my hostel, no problems. The London underground is amazing... it's like a big living, breathing part of the city. Fascinating.. even more than the Chicago public transport was when I was there last summer. Efficicient and very fast moving haha! Just a word to the wise... stay behind the yellow line lol.

The hostel is amazing. The best one I have been to so far, even thought it isn't small and personal like the second one I stayed at in Edinburg. Check the photos... and only 12 pounds a night.

cmari11 says:
haha, mind the gap indeed.
Posted on: Aug 26, 2008
ariel444 says:
mind the gap!
Posted on: Aug 25, 2008
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Paddington Station, My first glimp…
Paddington Station, My first glim…
The Tube in London
The Tube in London
My Hostel for the week (Palmers L…
My Hostel for the week (Palmer's …
My bed is to the bottom left
My bed is to the bottom left
A replica of Dumbledores scar.
A replica of Dumbledore's scar.
photo by: ulysses